Retiring colours – 30 colours in 30 days…

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Now that it’s five days into August I now get the wonderful idea of highlighting each of the 30 colours that are retiring during the month of August. One colour for each day of August. And YES, I do know there are 31 days in August but I really thought the last day we could simply reminisce about those colours we’d seen and those we’d love. So… let’s bring on the encore” performances.

But before I do, I meant to tell you yesterday that whilst I was having my sneak peek at the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue, I noticed that although most of the prices have stayed the same, there was one exception in particular – CARDSTOCK!

At the moment a packet of 24 sheets of cardstock is $10.50, this will become $13.95 – that’s a price rise of $3.45. Which is still great value given the quality of Stampin’ Up! cardstock and with all the other products in the colour families remaining the same, it’s not so bad. And hey, the stamps sets are the same price – honestly I hadn’t expected that so I’m relieved!

So, if there were any cardstock you were thinking of getting that you can purchase now rather then waiting for the new catalogue it might be worthwhile doing it now. I was having a ponder on my way for school pick-up and realised if you waited until after September 1st to purchase the same colours you can buy now,  you’d could lose by the price of an entire packet.

 How? Well, if you buy four packets of cardstock in September at $13.95 that’s a total of $55.80 whereas today it is $42 – five packets would cost $52.50 – that’s an extra packet of cardstock and if your budget is like mine… EVERY CENT COUNTS! And don’t forget, you can always go halves, thirds or even quarters with friends so ensure you get more for your money… it all helps let me tell you. Hey, I did it just last month with a hostess so it does work!

Now for the encore performance…


… from left to right…
Pink Passion / Apricot Appeal / Sage Shadow / Yo Yo Yellow / Almost Amethyst

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Another “Deal of the Week” from Stampin’ Up!

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Eeh-gads… has it really been a week since I was last here? Time sure flies when you’re having fun and fun it was over in the beautiful Bunbury but it seemed that we no sooner arrived in the west we were leaving again and here we are home again… oh jiggity jog!

Stampin’ Up’s! third Deal of the Week from yesterday 16 June through until 22 June, 11:50 PM (AET) are:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
114263 34 A Happy Heart stamp set $41.95 $20.98
115792 57 Greetings Eight stamp set $49.95 $24.98
116330 78 Bella’s  Bloom stamp set $24.95 $14.97
113009 97 Enjoy Every Moment stamp set $53.95 $26.98
114283 105 All Scallops stamp set $55.95 $27.98

Out of the five sets above I have two, A Happy Heart and Enjoy Every Moment.  The latter I used in May’s Make and Take class hence there are some sample cards in my Gallery to see what you could do with this set. There are even a couple of very basic samples from the A Happy Heart set. Not sure where all my other samples have disappeared to, yet another of life’s little mysteries!

These are fabulous prices – up to 50% off on some sets – so should any of these be on your wish list NOW is the time to be ordering BUT REMEMBER… you only have until next Tuesday night, 22 June, to place your order with me. Next Wednesday will be another fabulous deal… just not this one… so don’t spend too much time pondering this weeks deals, call me now!

I’d best go now to save our two cats from all the love and attention the children are bestowing upon them, they are MORE then making up for their time away. Talk about much loved puddy cats!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Enjoy Every Moment…

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is the stamp set that I’m highlighting this month in my “Make and Take” classes on Monday 24 and Thursday 27 May. I really like this set as like so many of the Stampin’ Up! sets, it’s just so versatile. It’s so easy to make it more masculine or a little feminine, or just a little fun. This is a quick peek at what we’ll be doing in the classes.

As you may be able to see from the Ballet Blue and Chocolate Chip card, we even have a play with the Stamp-a-ma-jig from Stampin’ Up!.  And of course, as far as I’m concerned, no card is ever complete without a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds and a smidge of bling!

I used this stamp set to do a card for a friend in Melbourne last year that I really wanted to show you all but Murphy’s Law has me unable to find it – typical! On Cammie’s card I included a row of those cut little mirror tiles from Spotlight to it which really made it into something else again.

Honestly, this is such a fun set so if you don’t already have it, please drop me a line and we’ll quickly rectify that for you. Order today and you could even have the set in your hands by this time next week in time to have a play over the week-end.

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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